ECYS Strategies and Performance Measures -- DRAFT 7/01/08

Community Result: Youth Graduate from High School Well-Prepared for Additional Learning and Productive Careers Strategy Increase the academic achievement and school success of youth in grades K-12. Increase social competencies and life skills and decrease significant risk factors of youth in grades K12. Description Services that provide or enhance educational experiences and support academic achievement and school success. Services that increase social competencies and enhance protective factors. Services that help youth develop appropriate and effective life skills, including conflict resolution, financial literacy, technological skills, cultural competence and daily living skills. Services that help youth and their families decrease risk factors and problem behaviors associated with dropping out of school, involvement in the juvenile justice system, teen pregnancy, STDs and substance abuse. Performance Measures and Instruments • • Youth increase reading and math fluency. Youth increase academic self-efficacy. Possible Evaluation Method(s) Identify reading and math fluency assessments. Consider “Curriculum Based Measurement.” See Dawn Anderson-Butcher’s academic self-efficacy measure. Identify measures of risk factors/protective factors. Develop assessment device or questionnaire for program participants that tracks: • • • • • Involvement with juvenile justice system (court dockets) Experience of problem behaviors Practice of pro-social behaviors Knowledge/engagement in risky behaviors Status (tenure) in school

Youth increase their social competencies, protective factors and life skills and decrease risk factors.

Strategy Increase the successful transitions of youth to their next level of education. Increase parent/caregiver knowledge and skills and involvement with their child’s development and education.

Description Services that facilitate the successful transition of youth from elementary to secondary school to post-secondary education.

Performance Measures and Instruments •

Possible Evaluation Method(s)

Services that educate • parents/caregivers about child development and appropriate parenting skills and provide • opportunities to participate in and support their child’s educational experiences. Services also focus on family functioning and activities • designed to alleviate barriers to family engagement. Services that provide comprehensive and integrated education and treatment for youth with identified socialemotional-behavioral problems. •

Increase specialized educational and support services for youth with socialemotional-behavioral needs.

Youth demonstrate successful transitions Current conceptions of transition indicate that problems arise from disruptions in to the next level of education or normal activities, thought processes and academic activity. problem solving skills. CLEX staff are currently investigating measures used in previous research. Develop scales to measure: Parents/caregivers demonstrate an increase in appropriate parenting • Parenting practices skills/behavior. Strengthen parent/child relationships • Family relationships and engagement by increasing • Connection to school parent/caregiver support of the child’s • Academic expectations social, emotional, physical and cognitive • Family’s sense of support development. Increase parent/caregiver connection to teachers/schools and participation in school activities. Youth improve social-emotional• Ohio Scales behavioral functioning.

Strategy Increase college and career access and preparation among youth.

Description Services that help youth learn about career and college opportunities, develop aspirations for the future, understand the pathways to pursue career and college, develop relevant skills and experience and develop goals and plans.

Performance Measures and Instruments • • Youth increase knowledge of careers and college opportunities and options. Youth develop age-appropriate goals and plans for the future.

Possible Evaluation Method(s) Develop procedures to document that youth has appropriate plan for the future.

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